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Deer Hill - Outdoor Education Internships

POSITION: Outdoor Education Internships

ORGANIZATION: Deer Hill Expeditions; Mancos, Colo.

DETAILS:

  • Spring Internships: April 1–June 4, 2018
  • Summer Internships: June 1 –Aug. 17, 2018

ABOUT DEER HILL EXPEDITIONS

Deer Hill’s wilderness expeditions and cross-cultural service projects offer participants profound growth and self-discovery as well as good fun and adventure. Participants raft the ancient river canyons of Utah, ascend the peaks of Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, and work alongside families in Navajo, Hopi, or Zuni communities in New Mexico and Arizona.

Deer Hill’s mission is to inspire the individual through experiences which affirm the essential relationships Humanity discovers in Service and the Natural World. Through Deer Hill’s unique blend of wilderness challenge and cross-cultural interaction, participants learn to bring their best selves forward in community. A small company, founded in 1984, Deer Hill Expeditions is committed to personal development through excellence in technical skills, responsible stewardship of the natural world, and authentic service that connects communities.www.deerhillexpeditions.com

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Deer Hill’s Internship Program is an essential element of the Deer Hill community, both in spirit and in hard work. Interns live on site and support Deer Hill programs and operations by preparing equipment, packing supplies, repairing gear, maintaining facilities, and facilitating resupplies.

 This internship offers a unique perspective and opportunity for interaction in the community of outdoor education. Interns work alongside field staff during transitions and resupplies, they help participants get outfitted with gear from our store, they work alongside our kitchen staff preparing meals, and they work with our Facility Manager preparing vehicles for use. With hands-on experience and guidance from Deer Hill administrative staff, Interns learn about the logistics and systems to facilitate multi-element wilderness expeditions and cross-cultural service projects.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 20 years of age minimum
  • Able to work legally in the United States
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Ability to pass criminal background checks
  • Good physical condition, able to carry 50 pounds
  • Able to commit to the duration of the internship
  • Comfortable driving long distances and camping
  • Able to live and work cooperatively with others
  • Willing to work long hours
  • Dependable and professional

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Pursuing a career as an outdoor professional
  • Positive attitude and good sense of humor
  • Experience repairing gear

BENEFITS:

  • Stipend (varies depending on season, see website)
  • Lodging provided
  • Supplemental food and meals available
  • Access to pro purchase programs
  • Experience Deer Hill’s spring or summer training

 

CONTACT:

After reviewing the position details on the Deer Hill website, www.deerhillexpeditions.com, please complete the online Internship Application. For questions, contact Mandy Schenkemeyer, at staff@deerhillexpeditions.com or 970.533.7492x12. Deer Hill is an equal opportunity employer

Teton Valley Ranch Camp- Counselor

Teton Valley Ranch Camp Position Agreement Counselor

Result Statement:Guide campers through an inspired experience of learning and growth through adventure, challenge, community, friendship, and support. Model and coach good living habits, interpersonal skills, and a positive attitude. Build meaningful, supportive, and appropriate relationships with campers in your cabin, and in other cabins.  Actively manage the many risks associated with TVRC activities. Be a flexible, caring,and reliable role model.Help to advance the program when possible.

Direct Supervisor: Program Director

Reporting Positions: None

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Preferably at least 18 years old
  • Preferably at least one year out of high school
  • CPR Certification
  • First Aid Certification

Position Specific Duties:

Community

  • Attend all meals, campfires, and other camp-wide activities.
  • Be a reliable, supportive, and positive member of the TVRC community.
  • Receive feedback from peers and supervisors.
  • Offer feedback to peers and supervisors when you notice things well done or needing adjustment.

Job Specific

Campers

  • Be a supportive, encouraging, and flexible role model to all campers, at all times.
  • Monitor progress of campers’ Adventure Group Sheets, and assist campers with completing their various objectives.
  • Encourage campers to try new activities.
  • Closely monitor the personal health and wellbeing of your campers.
  • Ensure that campers are bathing and doing laundry.
  • Be present with campers, and practice good supervision techniques.
  • Allow time to check in with each camper in your cabin individually, on a near-daily basis.
  • Teach and uphold camp rules.
  • Resolve conflicts between camper sand facilitate positive group dynamics within your cabin.

Parents

  • Write an introduction letter to camper’s parents at the beginning of the summer.
  • Call each camper’s parent at least once over the course of the summer.
  • Communicate with camper parents concerning specific issues or questions, under the advisement of the management team.

Program / Activities

  • Lead or assist in daily camp activities (target sports, lapidary, craft-shop, discovery, horseback riding, fly fishing, and others).
  • Maintain a fun,energetic, and inclusive attitude while running an activity.
  • Guide your cabin’s preparation for a successful campfire and/or chapel presentation.

Trips

  • Assist campers in packing and preparing for their backpacking and pack trips.
  • Actively participate in the backcountry, and assist Trip Leader(s) with decision-making and group management.

Cabins

  • Coach campers on successful communal living.
  • Lead cabin business/circle every night.
  • Maintain a clean and healthy cabin.
  • Clean the bathhouse daily.
  • Ensure that each camper writes a letter home, at least once per week.
  • Enforce rules like no food and no electronics in your cabin.
  • Address issues within your cabin in a productive manner.

Other duties

  • Assist with cabin coverage to facilitate trip schedules and time off.
  • Participate in and/or lead special events and activities like River Day and Olympics.

Typical Schedule for a Counselor:

  • 8 a.m. –Wake up bell: Responsible for waking campers upon time.
  • 8:15 a.m. –Warning Bell
  • 8:30 a.m. –Breakfast: Responsible for getting campers to breakfast on time.
  • 9:45 a.m. –Morning Fence Meeting: Responsible for making sure campers get to the fence on time, dress in appropriate clothing, bring a full Nalgene, apply sunscreen, etc.
  • 9:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. –Morning Activity Period: Counselors will either assisting a program area, lead a program area, receive some time off, or be asked to help in another area of camp.
  • 12:30 p.m. –Lunch
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. –Rest Hour: You are required to be in your cabin supervising campers, unless you have arranged other coverage with your co-counselor or the Program Director. This is a time for campers to rest,write a letter home, play a quiet card game with friends, or read a book.
  • 2:30 –Afternoon Fence Meeting:Responsible for making sure campers get to the fence on time, dress in appropriate clothing, bring a full Nalgene, apply sunscreen, etc.
  • 2:30-5 p.m. –Afternoon Activity Period: Counselors will either assist in a program area, lead a program area, receive some time off, or be asked to help in another area of camp.
  • 5 p.m. –Guzzle Time: This is a free time for campers and counselors to get a guzzle (snack), play a game on the green, check mailboxes, read a book, and hang out with their friends. Counselors are expected to be actively present around the cabins, the green,and the guzzle line.
  • 6:30 p.m. –Dinner
  • 7:30-8:30 p.m. –Evening Activities: Every night two different staff will host an evening activity for the camp community like playing Battle Ball or making friendship-bracelets. All other counselors are expected to participate in evening activities, or be present in their cabin.
  • 8:30 pm –Campfire: The entire camp community attends campfire at the end of each day. Staff are encouraged to participate in games, songs, and other campfire activities.  Staff are expected to model and promote good audience behavior.
  • Post Campfire –Cabin Business/Circle: Every night you will hold cabin business before bedtime. It is a great time to reflect on the day and calm campers down for a good night’s sleep.
  • 10:00 p.m. –Light’s Out Time Off:Time off must be scheduled with your supervisor, or another member of the management team. Time off for this position is usually three 27-hour periods (5pm the evening before-8pm the following day) off. This amount may vary depending upon job performance, timing, and other factors.

Essential Functions to Perform Duties:

  • Ability to follow TVRC staff policies
  • Ability to communicate with co-workers
  • Ability to perform basic personal hygiene and self-care
  • Ability to lift at least 30 pounds
  • Ability to stand for four hours at a time
  • Ability to perform vigorous physical activity
  • Ability to ride a horse
  • Ability to hike ten miles

Four Corners Federal Land management Internship Program

Four Corners Federal Land Management Internship Program (FC-FLIP)

Are you looking for experience in a federal land management agency? Want to build your resume? Consider the following positions that are open till March 15th:

1.            MSI - USFS Hydro: Hydrology, San Juan National Forest – Durango  

2.            MSI - Collaborative Forestry – Durango  

3.            MSI - Natural Resources – Durango/Silverton

4.            MSI - Mountain Discovery Center and Outreach – Silverton

5.            SJNF – Visitor – SCC: Visitor Information Services, Dolores Ranger District – Dolores

6.            SJNF – Range – SCC: Range Management, Columbine Ranger District – Bayfield/Durango

7.            SJNF – Forest – SCC: Timber, Columbine Ranger District, Durango

8.            SJNF – Forest – SCC: Timber, Pagosa Ranger District – Pagosa Springs

9.            BLM – Archaeology – SCC: Field Archaeology with Tres Rios Field Office – Dolores/Cortez

10.         BLM – Range Technician – Montrose Field Office – Montrose

11.         MVNP – GIS Tech – SCC: GIS Tech with Mesa Verde National Park – Mesa Verde/Mancos

12.         Possibly GMUG – Ouray RD Rec: NOT YET CONFIRMED – Ouray

 

Students should visit http://www.mountainstudies.org/fcflipdesc/ for more information and to apply.

If you have questions about these positions, please contact Anthony at anthony@mountainstudies.org

Navajo State Park Summer Employment & Internships

NAVAJO STATE PARK 

 Summer Employment & Internships

LOCATION:  Navajo State Park, Arboles, Colo.

START DATE: May

Housing Available - Individuals over 18, $40 per month.

Navajo State Park, located in Arboles, Colo., is seeking applicants with a wide variety of skills and experiences for Summer Temporary Positions and Internships. Students wishing to gain experience in Natural Resources, Outdoor Recreation, Environmental Education, Commercial Tourism or Law Enforcement are encouraged to apply. Opportunities include Marina Attendants, Visitor Services, Interpreter-Volunteer Coordinator, Maintenance or Limited Commission Ranger positions.

Most summer positions begin in mid May and end in August, September or October. Positions are 40 hours per week and school schedules may be accommodated.

What a great way to gain experience with a natural resource agency and spend the summer in Colorado! Explore the Park and surrounding area; including Durango and Pagosa Springs.  

FOR INFORMATION AND APPLICATIONS GO TO:

http://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/Current-Openings.aspx

Or contact:

Bryan Coombs
Navajo State Park
970.883.2208
bryan.coombs@state.co.us

Horse Pack Trip Leader

Horse Pack Trip Leader

Location

Jackson Hole and Dubois, Wyo.

Name of Organization

Teton Valley Ranch Camp

Overview of Organization

Teton Valley Ranch Camp (Dubois, Wyo.) is a non-profit residential summer camp, located an hour and a half east of Jackson Hole, Wyo. 135 boy campers join us for the first half of the summer, followed by 135 girl campers, all between the ages of 11 and 16. Campers participate in many traditional camp program activities (e.g. fly fishing, target sports, craft-shop, nature discovery), with special emphasis on western heritage, western adventure, and western horseback riding. All of our campers also participate in our backcountry trips program. We are fortunate enough to be among the few operations with permits to take our campers into the Bridger-Teton, Shoshone, and Caribou-Targhee National Forests, as well as into Grand Teton National Park. Our western adventure based backcountry trips program includes day hikes, overnight trips, and multiday backpacking treks lasting 3 to 6 days. Our western heritage based backcountry trips program includes multiday horse pack trips with Wyoming outfitters lasting 4 to 5 days.

Position Qualifications (Essential Requirements)

  • 21 years or older
  • Wilderness First Responder preferred
  • CPR certification
  • Experience leading children in an outdoor setting
  • Experience with horses
  • Ability to frequently lift up to 50 pounds

Position Qualifications (Nonessential)

Experience working in a residential camp setting

Formal studies in outdoor education and recreation

Position Responsibilities

TVRC Pack Trip Leaders (PTLs) set the tone and spirit for high quality horse packing excursions into the remote wilderness of northwest Wyoming. They are leaders, uniquely positioned to share their knowledge and passion for the outdoors with campers and staff alike. They are risk managers, responsible for hazard evaluation and decision-making in potentially high-stress situations. They are role models, keenly aware of group dynamics and continuously exemplifying the values of our community.

PTLs will report to the TVRC Trips Manager, and will work in close partnership with professional outfitters in the field contracted to assist with these pack trips. Developing and maintaining a positive rapport with these “cowboys” is a critical aspect of this position.

In addition to their role as backcountry leaders, PTLs are also active members of the larger camp community. PTLs participate in various activities and traditions when on the Ranch, and support the experience and growth of the campers both on the Ranch and on the trail.

Dates of Employment

Trip Leaders arrive: May 28, 2016

Trip Leaders depart: Aug. 17, 2016

Remuneration

$3,300, plus room and board, for the full summer.

Application Procedures and Deadlines

For best chances of hire, please submit application by Jan. 15, 2016.

Contact Information

For more information about TVRC, our backcountry program, or applying for a position at camp, please contact Jim Ligori, Operations Director, at jligori@tvrcamp.org You can also visit our website at www.tvrcamp.org.

Teton Valley Ranch Camp
290 East Broadway
P.O. Box 4915
Jackson, WY 83001
307.733.2958

Crested Butte Parks & Recreation- Recreation Program Assistant/Internship

Crested Butte

Parks & Recreation

Recreation Program Assistant

Additional Field Experience and Internship Information

Title: Recreation Program Assistant/Internship

Position Description:  Performs a variety of duties associated with the planning, coordination and administration of parks and recreation programs and activities in a supporting role to the Recreation Supervisor. The position is for 20 hours per week, scheduled mostly Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. with occasional weekend or evening requirements. The position/internship is 14 weeks, beginning May 14 and ending Aug. 13, 2018. The Aug. 11-12, 2018 weekend of the “Ball Bash” adult softball tournament will be a required weekend of work.

The intern will perform duties in the different areas of the department for the period of the internship. These areas will include recreational programming for youths and adults, facility logistics, parks management, policy review and special event organization. Project opportunities include, programming structure, marketing plans, program assessment strategy and implementation, fundraiser organization, sponsor/scholarship plans and others with approval from The Department and Institution.

Academic Requirements:  Field experience and internship students will have a minimum grade point average of 2.5. Appropriate field of study is: Recreation, Exercise and Sports Science, Business, Marketing (others may be considered on a case-by-case basis).

Application Requirements:   Submit a cover letter, résumé and Town of Crested Butte employment application to;

Application Deadline:  March 23, 2018 at 5 p.m. Students will be required to meet internship or field experience requirements prior to submitting application to the Town.

Credit Hours:  Field experience and internships will be considered as laboratory courses, so the expectation is that the field experience student will spend 45 hours and the intern will spend 37.5 hours on the project for each credit earned.

Pay:  $12.50 per hour

Joey Carpenter, Recreation Supervisor
Town of Crested Butte
P.O. Box 39 / 507 Maroon Ave
Crested Butte, CO 81224
970.349.7197 jcarpenter@crestedbutte-co.gov 

Deer Hill - Field Staff

POSITION: Field Staff

ORGANIZATION: Deer Hill Expeditions; Mancos, CO

ABOUT DEER HILL EXPEDITIONS

Deer Hill’s wilderness expeditions and cross-cultural service projects offer participants profound growth and self-discovery as well as good fun and adventure. Participants raft the ancient river canyons of Utah, ascend the peaks of Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, and work alongside families in Navajo, Hopi, or Zuni communities in New Mexico and Arizona. Deer Hill’s mission is to inspire each individual to honor his or her own personal journey and experience the joy of being an integral member of a group. Through Deer Hill’s unique blend of wilderness challenge and cross-cultural interaction, participants learn to bring their best selves forward in community. Expeditions are supported by an administrative staff and an internship program at our 128-acre Basecamp located just west of Durango in Southwest Colorado. This comfortable and vibrant setting provides a landing place for Field Staff as they start and end their expeditions with Deer Hill. A small company, founded in 1984, Deer Hill Expeditions is committed to personal development through excellence in technical skills, responsible stewardship of the natural world, and authentic service that connects communities.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Deer Hill Field Staff provide all the instruction and guide all the group dynamics for our Southwest programs. We do not subcontract our participants’ experience. Deer Hill leaders are strong outdoor educators, not chaperones. In Costa Rica programs, we partner with Exploradores Outdoors, a Costa Rican outfitter and trusted friends.

 

DATES

  • Spring Training: mid-April
  • Spring Season: April to mid-June
  • Summer Training: early June
  • Summer Season: mid-June to mid-August

Field Staff may work the spring season, the summer season, or both. Contracts are written for each program, ranging from one to four weeks in length. Field Staff can work a single or multiple contracts, depending on Deer Hill needs and applicant’s availability.

ACTIVITIES

Deer Hill programs include a combination of two, or more, of the following activities: backpacking, canyoneering, mountaineering, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, canoeing, cross-cultural service, conservation service and, in Costa Rica, sea kayaking and surfing.

REQUIREMENTS

  • 21 years of age minimum.
  • Able to work legally in the United States.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Current CPR and WFR certifications, minimum.
  • Able to pass criminal background check.
  • Support participants and program needs 24/7.
  • Physically able to facilitate program activities.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Professional experience facilitating wilderness and or service experiences.
  • Experience mentoring adolescents.
  • Commitment to personal growth, one’s own and participants’.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Positive attitude and good sense of humor.
  • Technical competency in several activities listed.

 

HOW TO APPLY

After reviewing the position details on the Deer Hill website, www.deerhillexpeditions.com, please complete the online Field Staff Application. For questions, contact Mandy Schenkemeyer, Staff Manager, at staff@deerhillexpeditions.com. Deer Hill is an equal opportunity employer.

Rifle State Park Complex- Internships

Rifle State Park Complex

 Summer Employment & Internships

LOCATION:    

Rifle State Park Complex

Rifle, Colo.

 

START DATE: April-May

Housing Available - Individuals over 18.

Rifle Gap State Park Complex, located outside of Rifle, Colo., has a ranger internship available that is designed to introduce motivated students to a career in natural resource and recreation management. This is an unarmed law enforcement position (Title 33 Commission) that enforces park and wildlife laws and regulations through citations and warnings for violations. Daily patrols of the parks by vehicle, boat, bicycle and foot are conducted with the purpose of enforcing laws, responding to emergencies and providing customer service. This position will assist with all areas of daily park operations to include boat inspections for aquatic nuisance species, hunting and fishing checks, campground operations, parking and crowd control, revenue collection and verification, visitor services operations, education programs, and facility maintenance and cleaning. On site housing is available.

Most summer positions begin in mid May and end in August, September or October.  Positions are 40 hours per week and school schedules may be accommodated.

What a great way to gain experience with a natural resource agency and spend the summer in Colorado! Explore the Park and surrounding area.  

FOR INFORMATION AND APPLICATIONS:

 

Contact:

Matt Schuler
Rifle State Park Complex
970.625.1607
Matt.Schuler@state.co.us

Sylvan Lake State Park- Employment

SYLVAN LAKE STATE PARK 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

 

POSITION: Limited Commissioned Ranger (Summer Temporary)

PAY RATE: From $10.00 Per Hour

HIRE DATE: April-May

Housing Available- Individuals over 18, $40 per month.

 

DUTIES:

This is an unarmed law enforcement position (Title 33 Commission) that enforces park and wildlife laws and regulations; issues citations for violations; patrols park areas by vehicle or foot. Responds to emergencies and resolves visitor complaints. Will complete reports and may be required to appear in court.

Assists with all areas of daily park operations, assures quality customer service, facility maintenance, repair and cleanliness, assists with fee collection, accounting and deposits, and environmental education programs. Performs other duties as assigned.

NOTE:

This position is up to 40 hours per week and up to six months in duration. School schedules may be accommodated.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  •  Must be at least 21 years of age
  •  Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation
  •  Must be free of felony convictions or pending charges. Consideration will be given to all other previous violations of law, including misdemeanor violations, domestic violence, traffic and conservation laws
  •  Must possess current First Aid and CPR certifications prior to employment
  •  Must be able to lift 50 pounds repeatedly
  •  Must be able to work various shifts, weekends and holidays
  •  Applicants must be able to pass a comprehensive background check
  •  Must attend and successfully complete required Colorado State Park training (may include full exposure to OC spray)

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

This position will perform physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.

WORK CONTEXT:

In addition to work activities, below is a list of means and manner of conducting duties in this position:

In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — Travel via vehicle, etc is required for this position. Job duties for this position cover various areas of Colorado and require operation of 4 wheel drive vehicles, ATV’s, towing trailers, operating boats, etc.

Freedom to Make Decisions — Decisions are made on a daily basis. Part of the decision-making responsibility is to determine what level is appropriate for each decision and to forward with background information and recommendations those decisions that need supervisory authority.

Telephone — The phone is also a primary means of communication for this position, and used daily.

Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — Fieldwork for this position is necessary and the worker will be outdoors, exposed to weather at least weekly if not daily.

Deal With External Customers — Dealing with external customers is critical to the position and extremely important

Electronic Mail —This is one of the primary means of communication for this job. Email is used at least weekly if not daily.

Face-to-Face Discussions — Face to face discussions/meetings occur at least weekly if not daily.

Structured versus Unstructured Work — This job is more unstructured than structured. Work often exceeds time available and it is workers duty to prioritize tasks, and deal with prioritizing unscheduled work that arises.

Duration of Typical Work Week — The number of hours worked is, on average, but not limited to, 40 hours per week. Shifts are generally 8 hours and days off are generally Monday - Friday. Shifts will include weekends and holidays.

Consequence of Error — Error in this position could result in minor to serious implications if the mistake that was not readily correctable (depending on the situation).

Letters and Memos —Letters and memos are written on a weekly basis. Most written communication is handled electronically via email.

Contact With Others —Contact with others occurs daily and should be considered one of the critical contexts for the position.

Work With Work Group or Team — As explained above, contact with others is critical to the position and is almost always working in a group or as part of a team.

Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — Fieldwork for this position is necessary; however, a large portion of training will occur in a classroom or other controlled indoor environment.

 

Uniforms

The park may provide some uniform items. Employee will be required to purchase limited uniform items at their own expense.

 

FOR INFORMATION AND APPLICATIONS GO TO:

Contact:

Matt Westerberg
Sylvan Lake State Park
970.328.2021
matt.westerberg@state.co.us

Jackson Hole and Dubois- Backcountry Trip Leader

Position Titles

Backcountry Trip Leader

Location

Jackson Hole and Dubois, WY

Name of Organization

Teton Valley Ranch Camp

Overview of Organization

Teton Valley Ranch Camp (Dubois, WY) is a non-profit residential summer camp, located an hour and a half east of Jackson Hole, WY.  130 boy campers join us for 30 days at the beginning of the summer, followed by 130 girl campers, all between the ages of 11 and 16.  Campers participate in many traditional camp program activities, including fly fishing, target sports, craft-shop, nature discovery and more.  Our program is, at its essence, a Western Heritage and Western Adventure program.  This means that all of our campers participate in our Barn Program, learning to care for the horses as well as taking riding lessons and going on trail rides.  Every camper also participates in our backcountry trips program.   We are among a very few operations with permits to lead multi-day backpacking trips for our campers into Grand Teton National Park, as well as trips into the Bridger-Teton, Shoshone, and Caribou-Targhee National Forests.  Our backcountry trips include day hikes, overnight trips, and backpacking treks lasting 3 to 6 days.  Our pack trips provide our campers with a  multiday horse pack trips with professional outfitters lasting 4 to 5 days.

 

Position Qualifications (Essential)

  • 21 years or older (at start)
  • Wilderness First Responder or WEMT through approved certifying organization
  • CPR certification
  • Experience leading trips with children in an outdoor setting
  • Ability to frequently lift up to 50 pounds
  • Demonstrable knowledge of backcountry risk management
  • Recommended Experience (Nonessential)
  • Background in experiential, outdoor, and/or general education
  • Experience working in a residential camp setting

Position Responsibilities

TVRC Trip Leaders (TLs) set the tone and spirit for safe and rewarding backpacking, and day hiking excursions into the remote backcountry of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem of western Wyoming.  TLs are Teachers and leaders, uniquely positioned to share their knowledge and passion for the wilderness with campers and fellow staff alike.  They are risk managers, responsible for hazard evaluation and decision-making in potentially high-risk, high-stress situations.  TLs are role models and facilitators, keenly aware of group dynamics and continuously exemplifying the values of our community…safety, respect and friendship.

In addition to their role in the  backcountry, TLs are also active members of the camp community when on the Ranch.  They participate in various activities and traditions of camp, and support the experience and growth of the campers both on the Ranch, and on the trail.

Dates of Employment

Trip Leaders arrive: May 28, 2018

Trip Leaders depart: Aug. 17, 2018

Salary

$3,300, plus room and board, for the full summer.

Application Procedures and Deadlines

For best chances of hire, please submit application by Jan. 15, 2016.

Contact Information

For more information about TVRC, our backcountry program, or applying for a position at camp, please contact Mike Dowell, Backcountry Trips Director, at mdowell@tvrcamp.org.  You can also visit our website at www.tvrcamp.org.

Teton Valley Ranch Camp
290 East Broadway
P.O. Box 4915
Jackson, WY 83001
307.733.2958

Pine Forest Camp

Pine Forest Camp (Co-Ed), is looking for enthusiastic counselors for the 2018 summer. Pine Forest offers a well-rounded, coed sleepaway camp experience with an action-packed schedule. A sports camp, a tennis camp, a cooking camp, an arts camp, a theater camp, a riding camp, an adventure camp all rolled into one! Pine Forest is located in the Pocono Mountains of Northeastern PA and has been owned and operated by the same family for 4 generations. 

Our camp seeks talented students who are able to lead by example and work with children. Make new friends, have an impact on children's lives, and have fun! 

Lee Forest Black 
Director 
267.639.2488 

Rocky Mountain Pathways Ranch

I work for Rocky Mountain Pathways Ranch located in Allenspark, Colorado (20 minutes from Estes Park).  Rocky Mountain Pathways Ranch (RMPR) was established to provide experiential and social/emotional programming to students that are at risk of not graduating from high school. Students visit the Ranch for 10 days in which they participate in a variety of fun and educational activities such as horseback riding and hiking and also complete lessons led by our programming staff. Students also learn a great deal as they help out on the ranch by assisting in the barn and kitchen, tasks for which they receive community service hours they need for graduating.

We are constantly looking for passionate and energetic Resident Advisors and we thought that students graduating from the RESS program at Western Colorado University might be a great fit.  We are also open to your students participating in internships during the summer. On the RESS website I saw that there are links to organizations that your students might be interested in after graduation.  We would love to have RMPR be there as an option for them.

Thank you for your time, and please let me know if you have any questions.

Jennifer Lenihan
818.390.0278
http://www.pathways-ranch.org